Jun 14, 2016
David Wheeler is awesome, and I love this course! I am so glad that Coursera and Michigan State University have partnered to offer this course to those of us who have a thirst for learning! Thank you!
Sep 28, 2016
Fantastic course, loved the way it walked you step by step through the process and the formatting. This course could have been ten weeks and still wouldn't be enough. Awesome hands on learning.
By Robert G•
Apr 18, 2019
This was my first writing course and trust me when I say, I wasn't disappointed. In this course, I experienced and learned so much from David. These learnings weren't just about techniques and methodologies, they pushed me to look deeper into myself and the writer I want to be. Regardless of whether or not I ever have a book, script, play or poem published, I will write and continue writing because I write for me. I write because of the peace, joy and challenges writing offers. I write because I can and I write because I ENJOY it.... Thank you David for encouraging me to "Just Write!"
By Patricia L•
Apr 14, 2019
Writing ain't easy, but it sure is satisfying as hell!
By Lauren V B•
Apr 19, 2018
This is not so much a course as a cut-throat writing incentive. If you're looking for anything beyond the basics of basics, go elsewhere. I think the rapid pace of the course is causing major student drop-offs and disengaged peer reviews. I don't think a total of five people even finished their script during my run. Jan Zurcher, the mentor, is this course's saving grace. He's endlessly patient and very helpful. He will be critical, so use that to become a better writer. This course helped my novel writing as it forces you to take a step back and look at your story's bare bones. It was a lot of fun, but it lacked the writing group kinship I'd hoped for.
By Karolina A A•
Jun 17, 2019
Awesome and very good course. Thanks for them you can get very useful knowledge
By Abraham G V•
May 11, 2019
I enjoyed the experience of having to create my own story from scratch. I thought I knew everything about creating characters and scripts, but it turns out it's a little bit more complex than I expected. Anyways, I enjoyed it very much and want to keep creating more and more amazing stories to share with the world.
By Bryan G•
May 07, 2019
It was a great learning experience!!
By JK S•
Apr 26, 2019
By Sharon E L•
Apr 13, 2019
Good course, pushes students to be creative and step out of the box!
By Angie M A S•
Apr 04, 2019
This is a great and helpful course, but I just would like there would be some examples of what we have to do at least in the first and second week. I recommend this course for those who like to write and create new stories, and maybe in the future, make possible the real screenplay.
By Annette B•
Mar 29, 2019
Excellent preparation for those of us interested in writing scripts for movies, t
By Zeid A•
Mar 15, 2019
It's a great course that helped me learn a lot. I wish the grading was depended on on more people other than course colleagues.
By Edward H•
Mar 11, 2019
I took this course out of curiosity. I just want to know if I have it in me the creative flare.
Feb 22, 2019
The course was crisp. I could learn at my pace. Assignments were very helpful. I enjoyed the well designed course
By Francisco F G L•
Feb 22, 2019
Great course, amazing experience!
By Ali M•
Feb 15, 2019
Great course to take for starting your ideas flowing.
By Karan T•
Jan 17, 2019
So fun and it didn't seem like a task to do, it seemed more like a hobby.
By Jesus G•
Dec 18, 2018
By Allison M•
Nov 22, 2018
I had a wonderful time completing this course. This was my first time writing a script and I learned so much along the process, especially by getting reviews from my peers. Having assignments week by week also made it better since I was committed to finish before due date. However, there were occasions when I couldn't finish on time so I resubmitted and then waited to be graded. I feel incredibly happy to have learned so many important aspects about writing a script and even happier to be a writer.
Nov 19, 2018
Excellent course. The lectures are very short and to the point but they provide enough for you to start doing the most important thing of all - getting an idea down to paper and writing and writing and writing. The course does require a significant investment of time and energy - but if you provide that, you are the ultimate beneficiary as this is very much learning by doing. The peer feedback system provides and interesting opportunity to see what other members of the class are doing but unfortunately most peers do not provide much quality feedback on the work you submit. Having said that, I requested feedback from one of the course mentors and I was blown away by the depth and quality of the feedback that he provided on my final submission. This was my first Coursera course and I feel very happy with the final outcome.
Nov 05, 2018
A very informative, and interesting class. It was definitely useful in teaching me how to correctly format and structure my scripts.
By Jack B•
Nov 01, 2018
Supremely basic and a near total lack of notes. Helpful only if you have zero experience in screen writing.
By Krystal W•
Oct 27, 2018
The direction and guidance offered in this course has improved my writing structure significantly. The course was successful in teaching professional screenwriting techniques and has encouraged me to be creative and to explore various avenues to establish my voice. Also, the feedback I received from my peers were all lovely and helpful critiques that I will reflect on when reviewing my script and when writing new ones.
By Chris M•
Oct 25, 2018
Not only was the content helpful and interesting, the process and structure of the programme was also very stimulating.
By Nicholas N•
Oct 10, 2018
This course will teach you the proper way to create a three act- screenplay. I loved it.
By Charlotte P•
Oct 04, 2018
This class has motivated me to write the pilot of a story that I had in mind for a couple of weeks and I love it. Compared to other online classes, I love that we have feedback from other classmates. However, I would have liked the teacher to tell us more information on how to write a good script.